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Substance Abuse and Treatment Supervision involves the supervision of offenders with severe substance-abuse or mental health issues and those offenders convicted of traffic alcohol crimes.

CSOSA strives to ensure that the most high-risk and high-need offenders receive a continuum of detox, residential, and outpatient drug treatment services. Through its contract treatment funding, CSOSA provides treatment to approximately 25% of the population in need. The Central Intervention Team (CIT) uses a rigorous assessment and prioritization process to identify offenders to receive contract treatment services. Other offenders are referred to city provided substance abuse treatment services and other privately funded organizations.

There are two specialized units that provide supervision of substance-abusing offenders:

  • SAINT/HIDTA: Substance Abuse Intervention and Treatment/High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (SAINT/HIDTA) for parolees.
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  • STAR/HIDTA: Sanction Team for Addiction and Recovery/High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (STAR/HIDTA) for probationers.
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Mental Health supervision teams provide intensive case management services to special needs offenders with medically diagnosed mental health conditions. These offenders require highly focused monitoring to including requirements that they comply with specific medication regimens as directed by order of the Court or their paroling authority.
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A Traffic Alcohol Program (TAP) Team provides supervision services as well as treatment referrals to a specialized caseload of substance-abusing offenders who appear before the Court for a variety of traffic violations.
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Community Supervision Services

Employment Information

As a Federal agency with a distinctly local mission, CSOSA employees perform challenging work that directly affects public safety in the District of Columbia's neighborhoods.